Trains to and from Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO)

Travelling by train is a quick, efficient and economical way to get to central Rome. Fiumicino Airport has a train station with two different trains that lead to various destinations. The two trains are the Leonardo Express and the FM1 Metropolitan Train.

The Leonardo Express Train

This train is the most convenient option to reach central Rome. It is directly connected with Rome’s main railway station, Stazione Termini. The Leonardo Express does not stop at any other stations on route to the Termini, and the journey takes about 30 minutes. Trains depart from Fiumicino Airport every half an hour from early in the morning to late in the evening. Track 24 on the right-hand side should be selected for the Leonardo Express.

Tickets for the train must be purchased and validated before boarding the train. Tickets are available from the vending machines inside the Domestic and International Arrival Halls, or from the train’s departure platform. Tickets from the train station are more expensive. Once you have your ticket, it must be validated - stamped in one of the yellow validation machines at the train station, just before using it. The stamped ticket is valid for 90 minutes.

The Stazione Termini is a convenient location in Rome as it has many other transportation options. The other two metro lines cross at Termini – Metro Linea A and Metro Linea B. The main bus terminal is located here as well as a taxi rank. It is also the starting point for many of the Rome tourist buses.

Metropolitan Train FM1

This is the alternative option to the Leonardo Express. It is slightly cheaper than the Leonardo Express, but does not directly lead to the main Termini Station. The metropolitan train travels to Tiburtina and stops at a few stations along the way. These stops include Roma Trastevere, Tuscolana, Ostiense and Fara Sabina. To get to the main Termini Station with the FM1, passengers will have to change at Trastevere, Ostiense (Metro Piramide) or Tuscolana. Trastevere and Ostiense are central Rome areas.

The FM1 trains leave Fiumicino Airport from the track on the left-hand side. Trains leave for Tiburtina every 15 – 20 minutes throughout the day. Purchase your ticket for the Metro Train before boarding and have it stamped in one of the yellow validation machines. Travel time to Tiburtina is about 45 minutes.

Both the Leonardo Express and the Metropolitan Trains offer a convenient service. Travelling to the main Termini Station is a good option for tourists who will be using other forms of transportation. Individuals staying in the Trastevere, Testaccio or Aventine areas will find the FM1 a better option.

Fiumicino trains schedules are available at the railway stations. Train tickets can also be purchased over the internet, in advance of your flight

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